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E-commerce Giant Flipkart to Foray into Healthcare with Flipkart Health+

E-commerce Giant Flipkart to Foray into Healthcare with Flipkart Health+

As part of the move, Flipkart has acquired online pharmacy startup Sastasundar Marketplace Limited

India's Flipkart Group has announced that it is entering the healthcare sphere through the launch of Flipkart Health+. The E-commerce giant has acquired a majority stake in Sastasundar Marketplace Limited, an online pharmacy startup and digital healthcare platform. The Flipkart Health+ will be headed by Ajay Veer Yadav, Senior Vice President.

Flipkart Health+ will use the combined strengths of the Flipkart Group with SastaSundar's expertise to provide consumers end-to-end offering in the health technology ecosystem. The healthcare arm of Flipkart will look to deliver quality and affordable healthcare through e-pharmacy to begin with. It will look to further add new services such as e-diagnostics and e-consultation.

“We are excited to enter this space through this investment in SastaSundar.com, a company that has established itself as a trusted partner for lakhs of consumers through genuine products, a technology-powered platform and a wide network. The synergies between the Flipkart Group and SatsaSundar.com, combined with our commitment to prioritize our customer’s needs, will help us grow and transform online healthcare in India,” said Ravi Iyer, Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Development at Flipkart.

SastaSundar offers a digital healthcare and pharmacy platform supported by a network of more than 490 pharmacies. The company provides its consumers comprehensive solution for a wide range of healthcare needs powered with AI and data analytics.

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